Educate Women on Election Participation, NWTF Charges Women Group
Leaders of women groups, agencies and non governmental organizations, NGOS in Bayelsa State have been charged to educate women under their leadership on the benefits of participating in elections.
Program Officer, Nigerian Women Trust Fund, Barrister Malliya Manu stated this during a three day workshop tagged “Training of Trainers” held in Yenagoa the Bayelsa State capital
Barrister Manu explained that the essence of the training was to educate these women leaders to enable them train other women on the need to come out to vote and increase women participation in governance.
” The women who were invited and trained were all women who run organizations within communities already educating women so they have greater reach within the state”
She further urged these women to encourage other women in the state to go and collect their Permanent Voters Card, PVC’S to enable them vote in the forth coming elections.
Also speaking Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Nigerian Women Trust Fund, Ms Wandoo Yaji encouraged all participants at the training to use the knowledge acquired for increase in women participation in leadership positions in the state.
Two participants at the event, Ms Joy Emmanuel and Mrs Felicia Samuel expressed appreciation to the organizers of the training saying they learnt many things about the electioneering processes which would be useful in their advocacy for women participation in governance, particularly during elections.